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  • Blake Tommy - Shake Around (10``LP)


    Jatkoa upeaan 10″ albumi sarjaan. Kuten muissakin, mukana myös ekaa kertaa vinyylillä julkaistuja harvinaisuuksia.

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  • LaBeef Sleepy - Turn Me Loose (10``LP)


    Jatkoa upeaan 10″ albumi sarjaan. Kuten muissakin, mukana myös ekaa kertaa vinyylillä julkaistuja harvinaisuuksia.

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  • Bennett Joe & The Sparkletones: - Cotton Pickin’ Rockers 10″LP (45rpm, ltd.) (10``LP)


    1-LP 10inch vinyl, 14 tracks. Total playing time approx. 28 min.

    The first vinyl disc on Bear Family Records® featuring early rockers from Spartanburg, South Carolina – one of the strongholds of Southern rock more than a decade later with the Marshall Tucker Band.
    Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones made rock and roll history as teenagers back in 1957 with Black Slacks, a true rock smash and hit success!
    In addition to their trademark record, we’ve selected thirteen more rocking highlights from the band’s repertoire for our 10inch vinyl LP, including some scarcer recordings.
    Carefully mastered and adequately journalistically accompanied with liner notes by Bill Dahl.

    They started rocking young during the ‘50s down in Spartanburg, South Carolina. None of the four members in Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones were past their mid-teens (Bennett’s diminutive vocal partner and rhythm guitarist Howard ‘Sparky’ Childress was all of 14) when they roared up the hit parade in 1957 with their blistering rocker Black Slacks. That youthful vigor defined everything the band cut for the ABC-Paramount and Paris labels.

    Bear Family Records®’ new 10-inch album collects the young band’s hottest rockers, including their signature smash as well as its flip Boppin’ Rock Boogie; a sizzling encore pairing Penny Loafers And Bobby Socks and Rocket; the follow-ups Cotton Pickin’ Rocker, Little Turtle, and We’ve Had It, and three ABC gems that didn’t see light of day at the time. Bennett, whose sparkling lead guitar was a primary ingredient in his band’s sound, and his crew moved over to Jack Gold’s New York-based Paris logo in 1959; that’s where their Bayou Rock and What The Heck emerged. The ’65 ABC one-off Well Dressed Man proved the reunited Sparkletones had no problem keeping up with the times. Pull on your Black Slacks and get ready to rock with Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones!

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  • Vincent Gene - Rainy Day Sunshine EP (10``LP)


    1950-luvun rockstaroista rajuin – Gene Vincent – kustansi itse vuonna 1969 neljän biisin äänityssession shoppaillessaan levytyssopimusta. Tuolla vuosikymmenellä Gene ei ollut enää trendsetteri mutta golden oldies -osastolle siirtymisen sijaan hän seurasi vahvasti ajankohdan musiikkityylejä kuten hänen ennenaikaista kuolemaansa vuonna 1971 edeltävät levytykset osoittavat. Hippikausi kuuluu myös tällä EP-levyllä jonka äänitteet julkaistaan nyt ensimmäistä kertaa alkuperäisiltä sessionauhoilta masteroituna.

    Julkaisupäivä: 1.7.2022
    Huom: eri kansi CD vs. vinyyli

    What we got here is the Gene Vincent EP ”Rainy Day Sunshine” released for the very first time ever mastered from the original analog audio session tapes. The four songs on this EP were originally recorded in 1969 as self-financed demo by Gene Vincent himself when he was shopping for a record deal.
    But don’t let the word ”demo” fool you. These are professionally made recordings with obviously professional musicians – even though we don’t know who each one of them is – of well-arranged songs. Beside the musicians, a mystery surrounds also the songs. ”Roll Over Beethoven” is the familiar Chuck Berry rocker, but the writer of the rest of the set is not really known despite having been somewhere credited to someone.
    Gene Vincent was no longer a trendsetter in the 1960’s. But he definitely followed the trends of the day instead of giving up and becoming a golden oldies act, as his last four albums made before his premature death demonstrate. So do these four charming recordings.

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  • Reed Jerry - The Rockin’ U.S. Male (10″LP & CD) (10``LP)


    1-LP (10inch vinyl) w/ bonus CD, 8-page booklet, postcard. 12 tracks (LP), 25 tracks (CD).
    Total playing time approx. 28 min. (LP), 70 min. (CD).

    Jerry Reed became known to a European audience as a film actor through the ’Smokey and the Bandit’ movies.

    – Bear Family Records® presents the songwriter, singer, and accomplished guitarist who began his career with Capitol in 1955 and has also worked for NRC, Columbia, and RCA on a luxurious 10inch LP.

    – The vinyl album features his great rockers, covered by Elvis Presley and Gene Vincent, among others, and – especially on the bonus CD – a number of obscure yet terrific recordings.

    – In the eight-page booklet, author Roland Heinrich Rumtreiber provides exciting background information.
    Limited edition pressed on high-quality vinyl.

    Jerry Reed was multitalented and highly original. He is still remembered for his charming role as Cledus Snow in the ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ movies with his buddy Burt Reynolds. However, others still cherish Reed as the outstanding songwriter and innovative guitar picker he also was. If you don’t know Jerry Reed, you definitely will have heard his songs: Guitar Man and U.S. Male be Elvis Presley, Crazy Legs by Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps, Lord Mr. Ford by Matchbox, That’s All You Got to Do by Brenda Lee, When I Found You by Big Sandy and his Fly-Right-Boys, and – last but not least – his outstanding East Bound and Down from the first Smokey movie.

    Jerry Reed Hubbard was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 20, 1937. He started his outstanding entertainment career with the help of legendary producer Bill Lowery who secured him a three-year deal with Capitol in 1955.
    On ‘The Rockin’ U.S. Male’ several of Reed’s up-tempo favorites are gathered for the first time. The time-spanning compilation presents Reed favorites as U.S. Male, When I Found You, and You Make It, They Take It with rarer stuff like Twist-a-Roo and the anachronistic exotica classic Rockin’ in Bagdad.

    For the first time – and for the first time on vinyl – Reed’s rockin’ ravers from Capitol, NRC, Columbia, and RCA are presented on a combination platter. It’s hot – and it will go fast!
    As a special treat, Bear Family Records® dishes in an extra CD with all vinyl tracks, augmented by thirteen extra smokey Reed speeders – amongst them Jerry Reed’s collaboration with Ric Cartey and his dreadnought picking for The Rockateers.

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  • Hi-Fly Rangers - Goes Feathers 10″LP + 7″ EP (LP)


    Hieno tribute albumi Charlie Feathersille. Mukana myös EP, jossa ennenjulkaisemattomia demoja itse Charlie Feathersilta.

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  • Richard Cliff - Cliff Richard (Ltd, Silver) (10``LP)


    BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive – limited collector’s edition, only directly at BEAR FAMILY ONLINE SHOP
    1-LP 10inch (limited to 500 copies – white vinyl), mono, 12 tracks.

    1:1 reproduction of a rare German pressing, limited edition on Bear Family Records®!
    Reissue of the ’Cliff Richard’ LP in our 11000-count 10inch collector’s series.
    This 10″LP was originally released in 1960 on Germany’s Columbia label, catalog number C 60 691, 33 WS 539.
    Reproduction of the scarce original album cover.
    The recordings have been carefully remastered for this vinyl edition and sound excellent.
    Strictly limited to 500 colored copies, a collector’s edition, pressed on white vinyl.

    Almost unbelievably, Cliff Richard – born in 1940 – remains the UK’s most successful domestic star. In total, more than 130 of his singles, EPs and LPs are said to have entered the UK charts.
    In our Viny Exclusives series, we are re-releasing a rare German release from 1960 in a limited edition of 500 color 10inch LPs. ’Cliff Richard’, recorded with the Shadows, provides cover versions of US R’n’R originals made popular in Europe by Cliff, such as I’m Walking, Baby I Don’t Care, Don’t Bug Me Baby or Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On, plus several rather balladesque recordings that are already reminiscent of the sensationally successful pop star Cliff Richard would become a few years later.
    We have reproduced the original cover and carefully remastered the old recordings.

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  • Francis Connie - Spectacular Sound Of… (Green) (10``LP)


    Originally issued in Japan on MGM ZS 5002 with only eight tracks.
    „Lipstick On Your Collar“, recorded in 1959, was a worldwide hit and reached the #5 position in Billboard and #3 in England. It is a Rock ´n Roll classic.
    „Te quiro, dijiste“, recorded in 1960, stems from one of Connie’s best selling albums, „Connie Francis Sings Spanish And Latin American Favorites“, a huge success in the Latin American countries and in Spain.
    „Where The Boys Are“ (1960) was the title song from the movie of the same name and a million seller; it was the first movie role for Connie. The movie went to become one of the top grossing films of the year, whilst the song was a worldwide hit, with top positions in countries such as Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Peru, New Zealand, The Philippines and South Africa. It is popular until today in the gay community and Connie used to introduce the song in her live appearances with: „Ladies and Gentlemen – the gay national anthem!“.
    „Anema e core“, recorded in 1959, is a song from Connie’s most successful US album, „Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites“ MGM E/SE 3791.
    The Spanish version of „Malagueña“, recorded in 1960 (in 1966, Connie recorded the song with German lyrics) is another song from one of Connie’s best selling album, „Connie Francis Sings Spanish And Latin American Favorites“, a huge success in the Latin American countries and in Spain.
    „Mama“, recorded in 1959, is one of Connie’s million sellers and was popular all over the world. In Connie’s own words, it is a song „I never grow tired of singing“. The song originates from the 1940‘s and was first made pupular by Beniamino Gigli.
    „Clementine“ is one of the selections to be found on Connie’s 1961 U.S. album „Connie Francis Sings Folk Song Favorites“ on MGM E/SE 3969, featuring The Jordanaires as background singers.
    „Tennessee Waltz“ stems from Connie’s first Country & Western album, „Country & Western Golden Hits“ on MGM E/SE 3795 and was recorded in1959.

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  • Francis Connie - Queen Of Hearts (Pink) (10``LP)


    Originally issued in The Netherlands in 1960 on MGM F5-101, this was a local print of a French 10“/25 cm album, plainly entitled „Connie Francis“ on MGM F5-101, but retitled and supplied with a different sleeve.
    „Valentino“, recorded in 1960, was confined to an album release in the US, but was a hit in many European countries, such as Belgium, England, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands. It also exists as a single-tracked version.
    „Mama“, recorded in 1959, is one of Connie’s million sellers and was popular all over the world. In Connie’s own words, it is a song „I never grow tired of singing“. The song originates from the 1940‘s and was first made pupular by Beniamino Gigli.
    „Robot Man“ from 1960, was another European hit and was particularly big in England, where it reached the #2 position.
    „Do You Love Me Like You Kiss Me“ originates from Connie’s most successful US album, „Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites“ MGM E/SE 3791, recorded in 1959.
    „Plenty Good Lovin‘ (written by one Connie Francis and recorded in 1959) and „Fallin‘“, from 1958, were successes in the US charts and those of many other countries.
    „I’ll Get By“ originates from Connie’s first US album, „Who’s Sorry Now“, recorded in 1958, and was released as a single in England, where it charted at # 19.
    „Jealous Of You“ from 1960, was Connie’s first #1 in Italy which was sung in the native language; in the US, it was the flipside to Connie’s 1960 million seller „Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool“ and charted independently of the #1- A-Side, at #19 in Billboard.
    „Stupid Cupid“, recorded in 1958, was the first composition of two aspiring young songwriters by the names of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield and is one of Connie’s best remembered Rock ´n Roll songs ever. It only reached #14 in Billboard, but went to the #1 spot in England, where it remained for six weeks. „Stupid Cupid“ was also a big hit in many other countries.
    „Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool“ (1960) was a #1 hit and million seller for Connie in the US and a worldwide hit.It was the first of her hits she had translated into other languages, German in this instance and the result, „Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel“ was a big hit in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

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  • Francis Connie - A Date With (Yellow) (10``LP)


    Originally issued in Japan on MGM ZL-5066 in 1962
    Titles 1, 2, 5 and 6 are all sung in Japanese and were all big hits in the land of the rising sun.
    „Mr. Twister“, recorded in 1961, originates from Connie’s U.S. hit album „Do The Twist“ MGM E/SE-4022.
    „Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You“ was a #1 hit for Connie in 1962 in the US and a worldwide hit.
    „Teddy“ (1960), written by Paul Anka, was the flipside to her million seller „Mama“ in the US and charted independently of the A-Side at #17 in Billboard.
    „When The Boy In Your Arms [Is The Boy In Your Heart]“ was a Top 10 hit in Billboard and charted in 1961/1962 in many countries around the globe.

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  • Stomp Gordon - Damp Rag – The Killa Dilla From Columbus, Ohio (10″LP + CD) (10``LP)


    1-LP vinyl (10inch) with 8-page booklet, bonus CD, postcard. 10 tracks (LP), 22 tracks (CD). Total playing time approx. 28 min. (LP), approx. 70 min. (CD).

    It is one of the fundamental principles of Bear Family Records® to give room to artists who would otherwise remain undiscovered in the jungle of reissues.
    We present on LP plus bonus CD the complete works of pianist and jump blues shouter Stomp Gordon, whose stage show eclipsed even the piano attacks of Jerry Lee Lewis, the ’Killer’!
    On LP and CD combined, we deliver those 17 recordings Stomp Gordon made between 1952 and 1956 for Decca, Mercury, Chess and Savoy – there’s no more material out there!
    In addition to the 17 recordings by Stomp Gordon, there are 5 more bonus tracks by other performers, covering, among other things, the U.S. television series ’Dragnet’ and Dr. Kinsey and his ’Kinsey Report’.
    For the first time ever, a complete vinyl LP is dedicated to Stomp Gordon!
    The liner notes were written by R&B and blues expert Bill Dahl from Chicago.
    The 10″ LP includes a booklet, a CD and a postcard.

    In four short years, piano-pounding jump blues shouter Stomp Gordon made enough of an impression on record buyers and a Bear Family Records® LP completely dedicated to him was long overdue. Stomp earned his nickname: he pounded the 88s with his bare feet onstage.

    The Columbus, Ohio native’s performing attire was as wild as anyone’s this side of Cab Calloway, and his houserocking music reflected that flamboyance. Recording for Decca, Mercury, Chess, and Savoy between 1952 and ’56, Stomp roared his way through Damp Rag, Oooh Yes!, Hide The Bottle, The Grind, and Ride Superman, Ride with an intensity that presaged rock and roll, often aided by his faithful tenor saxman Little Hiawatha Edmondson.

    Stomp should have been a primordial rock and roll star, but his career was cut way short when he was found dead in his parked car on a Harlem thoroughfare, aged only 31. But the man with the magical tootsies packed some serious rocking into a tragically truncated timeframe—and all his great sides are on full display here.

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  • Various - Gunsmoke – Vol. 8 / Dark Tales Of Western Noir From A Ghost Town Jukebox (10``LP)


    Eighth volume in a limited edition series on Stag-O-Lee. Limited to 666 copies and packaged in a nice 10” sleeve with center hole.

    This is a collection of oddball country weepers, moody rockabilly, widescreen country & western and popcorn noir from the 1950’s and early 60’s.
    So turn out the lights, sit back and relax to the soundtrack from a jukebox in a ghost town…

    For best results: listen to after dark!

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  • Redell Teddy - The Vaden Singles – The Original Early (10``LP)


    The Vaden singles + 2 of his very first (1952) previously unreleased recordings.

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  • Burnette Johnny - Johnny Burnette And The Rock ’n’ Roll Trio (Blue+postcard) (10``LP)


    BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive – limited collector’s edition incl. a postcard.
    1-LP 10inch (limited to 500 copies, blue vinyl), 12 tracks

    1:1 reproduction of a very rare South African pressing as a limited edition on Bear Family Records®!
    Reissue of the Johnny Burnette Trio LP in our 11000 collector’s 10inch series.
    This 10″ LP was originally released in South Africa in 1956 on the Coral label, catalog number 10041.
    Reproduction of the rare original album cover.
    Each record comes with a free postcard featuring a picture of the Burnette Brothers (Johnny & Dorsey)!
    The recordings have been carefully remastered for this vinyl edition and sound excellent.
    Strictly limited to 500 colored copies collector’s edition, pressed on blue vinyl.

    Some of the original 25cm LPs, extremely hard to find today, were released in the 1950s in Japan and – as in this case – South Africa. There, music fans liked the smaller and slimmed down format simply because of the cheaper prices compared to a regular 12″LP.
    One of the rarest releases of those days is this version of the legendary ’Johnny Burnette & The Rock ’n’ Roll Trio’ LP, which was released worldwide in 1956 as one of the first and still best rockabilly LPs in history. The South African cover shows a pair of dancers instead of the otherwise depicted trio – why they thought they could achieve greater success with this motif in the south of Africa is no longer discernible.

    We have reproduced the rare original cover art, carefully remastered the recordings and had our 10inch edition, limited to 500 copies, pressed on high-quality color vinyl.

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  • Various - Left Behind – Black & White ’Felsted’ Rockers (LP & CD, 10inch, 45rpm) (10``LP)


    vinyl LP (10″) with bonus CD and 16-page booklet. 13 tracks (LP), 34 tracks (CD). Total playing time: approx. 28 min. (LP), approx. 79 min. (CD).
    Limited deluxe-edition, pressed on orange vinyl with photo postcard.

    The obscure Felsted label, founded in 1954 in the U.K. and three years later in the U.S., was known primarily for its pop and crooner recordings.
    But Felsted has released a considerable number of great rockers.

    Bear Family Records® is the first label to make an effort to detail the history of rockabilly and rock ’n’ roll of the 1950s and early 1960s on Felsted, a mix of rockabilly, rock ’n’ roll, doo-wop rockers and rockin’ instrumentals!

    Included are the extremely rare singles by Vince Maloy with the real version of ’Soda Pop’ (on Felsted), LaVern Stovall and by Frank and, Jack and The Nightwinds.
    Three tracks are available on LP for the first time!
    The CD comes with 21(!) bonus tracks, eight of which are on CD for the first time.
    As always, Bill Dahl has collected a lot of background information for the booklet.

    Felsted Records wasn’t your standard-issue rock and roll label. The imprint was a subsidiary of the London logo, itself an offshoot of the British Decca label founded way back in 1929. Felsted was launched in the U.K. in 1954 and in the U.S. in late 1957. American Felsted focused on capturing a younger pop audience than its parent company, primarily licensing in masters rather than producing its own.

    A fair amount of its output was exciting rock and roll that for the most part didn’t sell all that well despite having some real fire. This fascinating collection boasts more than its share of blazing rockers by Vince Maloy, Andy Anderson, Ritchie Hart, Charlie Gracie, Bobby Russell, Myron Lee and The Caddies, Bill Taylor, The Jiv-A-Tones, The Casualteens, The Spacemen, and plenty more, shedding new and welcome light on a vintage label overlooked by reissuers for much too long!

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  • Glenn Glen - Pick ’Em Up And Lay ’Em Down! (10``LP)


    Glen Glenn is a name held in high esteem by rockabilly fans and was a second generation artist who developed his own style’.
    12 recordings from the Era label catalog, 1955–1963. Contains different versions from the originally released records.
    Previously unseen photos and information from Deke Dickerson.

    Carefully restored and mastered for our high-quality 10“ LP series.

    Glen Glenn and Gary Lambert had to wait until the 1980s for the new generation of fans to pay homage
    to them and ecstatically dance to their three Era label releases issued under Glen’s name, and it is these
    recordings on which their reputation is firmly cemented.

    The booklet style sleeve contains the 110 gram vinyl, 10 inch album, and the sleeve is adorned with
    photographs and fascinating information from scribe Deke Dickerson.

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  • Fabian - Hold That Tiger (Ltd, with photo, colored) (10``LP)


    1-LP 10inch (limited to 500 copies, orange vinyl), 14 tracks.

    1:1 reproduction of a rare Japanese pressing as limited edition on Bear Family Records®!
    Re-issue of the Fabian LP in our 11000 10inch collector’s series.
    This 10″ LP was originally released in 1961 only in Japan on the little-known Angel label, catalog number HW-1055.
    Original vinyl album from the collection of Marcel Meersmann.
    Includes four bonus tracks not included on the original release.
    Reproduction of the rare original album cover.
    Each record comes with a free postcard featuring the artist’s image.
    Carefully remastered for highest fidelity and pressed on high quality vinyl!
    Limited to 500 color copies.

    At least at the beginning, Fabian was the most reluctant teen idol in America. Bob Marcucci, boss of Chancellor Records, discovered 14-year-old Fabiano Forte on his front stoop in Philadelphia, worried sick about his father, who had just been hauled away in an ambulance. After some serious effort, Marcucci finally convinced the lad to try his hand at recording rock and roll.

    At first, Fabian was a work in progress behind the mic, but it didn’t take him long to start scoring smashes for Chancellor. I’m A Man, one out of four bonus cuts on this re-issue, the Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman-penned Turn Me Loose and Tiger – Fabian nailed one hit after another in 1959, and millions of girls squealed their approval.

    Released in this version at the time only on a Japanese label under license, this vinyl album with Chancellor recordings is extremely hard to find and is very rarely offered in its original format. We have reproduced the original artwork and added four bonus tracks.
    Fabian’s rock and roll career was short but sweet.

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  • Burnette Dorsey - Great Shakin’ Fever (10``LP)


    Upea 10″ albumi. Kaikki parhaat biisit ja mitkä kannet. WOW!!!!!

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